• Question: what is a phD and how do you get one?

    Asked by Tilly111 to Thom, Abid, Donna, Sanjib, Avril on 15 Jun 2017. This question was also asked by hoya1.
    • Photo: Donna Johnson

      Donna Johnson answered on 15 Jun 2017:


      A PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy. They’re 3 year (or sometimes 4 year) research projects where you work on a research question and do a lot of experiments then write up the results in a thesis.
      You apply for them similarly to how you would apply for a job – find one you like the sound of and apply. You need to have a 2.1 degree in your subject first and then maybe a masters or some work experience too to help you show you’re able to do it.

    • Photo: Avril Tucker

      Avril Tucker answered on 18 Jun 2017:


      I think Donna has answered this one really well!

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